Famous People Who Were Homeschooled By Their Fathers

famous people who were homeshooled by their fathers

In celebration of fathers Day on June 21st, let’s meet these famous personalities who were homeschooled by their fathers.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Epic composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a talented musician even when he was young. At a very young age of 6, he and his father started taking European tours to play piano. His father homeschooled him while on these tours.

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale was home-schooled by her father. She is the founder of modern nursing and the founder of the Nightingale Training School for Nurses and St. Thomas’ Hospital.

Woodrow Wilson

The 28th US president, Woodrow Wilson, was home-schooled by his father until the age of 16. He then attended Davidson College in North Carolina, and later transferred to Princeton University. He also attended law school at the University of Virginia for two years.

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott, who wrote Little Women, was home-schooled by her transcendentalist father, Bronson Alcott, until the age of 16. She studied alongside famous thinkers Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

Susan B. Anthony

After an instructor in a public school refused to teach female pupils long division, Susan B. Anthony’s father decided to homeschool her. She is the famed teacher-turned-abolitionist and suffragette.

Venus Williams

Like her sister, Champion tennis player Venus Williams, was home-schooled by her father as a child in between practicing tennis for six hours a day.


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